Thomas W. Banner

Thomas W. Banner

Experienced, knowledgeable and responsive
  • Real Estate Law, Health Care Law, Business Law...
  • District of Columbia, New Mexico
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Thomas Banner has extensive experience representing both public and private sector interests in litigation before judges, juries and administrative tribunals throughout New Mexico. He has also advocated for clients in various arbitrations and mediations.

For roughly half of his career, Mr. Banner represented the people of New Mexico as a government attorney: he served first as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases; he went on to advocate for the public's interests in utility and insurance rate-making proceedings; most recently, he served as prosecutor for the New Mexico Medical Board in licensing and disciplinary cases.

Now in private practice, Mr. Banner is continuing his successful litigation practice while also offering counseling and advice to individuals and businesses concerning real estate and property, creation and enforcement of contracts and trusts, administration of estates, trademarks, criminal defense, and professional licensing matters.

Mr. Banner is admitted to practice in the following courts: New Mexico state courts (2006); New Mexico Federal District Court (2008); District of Columbia (2008); and U.S. Supreme Court (2010)

Mr. Banner was awarded a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Missouri, and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. While attending law school at night in Baltimore, Mr. Banner worked full-time as an Administrative Legal Officer for the Baltimore Department of Social Services where he assisted the department's attorneys in their efforts to protect children from neglect and abuse.

Since 2008, Mr. Banner has volunteered with the Santa Fe County Teen-Court program which affords youthful non-violent law-breakers a chance make reparation to the community and be held accountable for misdemeanor violations as an alternative to prosecution in the juvenile justice system.

University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D (2006)
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University of Missouri - Columbia
B.A (1998)
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Hays & Friedman, PA
- Current
Chief Legal Counsel / Administrative Prosecutor
New Mexico Medical Board
Staff Attorney
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
The Banner Firm, LLC
Associate Attorney
Cassutt, Hays & Friedman, P.A.
Assistant District Attorney
Office of the First Judicial District Attorney
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
- Current
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Santa Fe County Teen Court
Teen Court Judge
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Activities: The Santa Fe County Teen Court Program offers teens who admit being responsible for a traffic or misdemeanor offense, alternative sentencing options including community service, counseling and crime prevention education.
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New Mexico State Bar
- Current
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American Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New Mexico
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U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
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U.S. Supreme Court
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    I accept contingent fees in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
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Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Business Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Trademarks
  • Collections
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Construction Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Area
  • Professional Licensing
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Hays & Friedman, PA
Contact & Map
530-B Harkle Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cell: (505) 417-7397